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Prevalence of cutaneous findings in hospitalized neonates: a prospective observational study.
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PMID:  19419458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of physiologic and pathologic skin findings in the newborns hospitalized in our Newborn Unit. METHODS: All of newborn infants hospitalized in the Newborn Unit of Erciyes University Medical School Hospital in Central Anatolia, Turkey from February 1 to November 30, 2003, were included prospectively in the study. A questionnaire regarding maternal gestational history, maternal and family history was administered to the parents of each child. All skin lesions were recorded and mapped on a body chart. RESULTS: Of the 816 newborns, parents of 650 gave informed consent. Only 28 (4.3%) of the infants had no dermatologic examination findings. The most common 10 diagnoses were: xerosis/desquamation 257 (39.5%), sebaceous hyperplasia 207 (31.8%), transient toxic erythema 201 (30.9%), salmon patch 125 (19.2%), Mongolian spot 86 (13.2%), cutis marmorata 69 (10.6%), suction bulla 67 (10.3%), miliaria 55 (8.5%), hypertrichosis 51 (7.8%), and dermatitis (irritant, seborrheic, or diaper) 14 (2.1%). CONCLUSIONS: This study confirms that skin changes in the newborn are common, particularly desquamation, sebaceous hyperplasia, and transient toxic erythema.
Ayten Ferahbas; Serap Utas; Mustafa Akcakus; Tamer Gunes; Selcuk Mistik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2009 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-07     Completed Date:  2009-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Erciyes University, Medical Faculty, Department of Dermatology, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Skin Diseases / epidemiology*
Turkey / epidemiology

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